BCP – the Brand & Consumer Protection Program focuses on the utilization of the Internet for the sale of retail goods, including fraud related to ecommerce transactions as well as the physical distribution of counterfeit merchandise.

An estimated $1.8 billion dollars a year in fraud is perpetrated by cyber criminals using stolen credit and debit credentials to launder money through the purchase of legitimate goods. The NCFTA provides a forum for participants from industry and law enforcement to share information and build actionable intelligence relative to such incidents.

Counterfeit merchandise is a serious problem for the nation in terms of economic stability, public safety, and national security. The NCFTA partners with industry and the National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center (NIPRC) to share information and provide actionable intelligence on individuals/groups involved in the distribution of counterfeit merchandise.

Partners in these efforts include a growing list of retail and manufacturing organizations operating both nationally and internationally.